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The Annapurna South Base camp trek (moderate to tough) combines some of the most spectacular mountain scenery, providing a fascinating insight into the lives of the hill people. This is a unique tea house trek along local trails, forests, villages and terraced farmland. It is a hike into the dazzling amphitheatre formed by the principal peaks of the great Annapurna Himal comprising Hiunchuli, Annapurna south, Annapurna I to IV, Gangapurna, and Machhapuchhare which are arranged almost precisely in a circle of about 10 miles in diameter.

The trek follows the Modi river and passes through dense forests of rhododendron and bamboo. Passing the overhanging rock known as the Hinku cave, you enter the Annapurna sanctuary. The entire Annapurna basin comes under the Annapurna conservation area Project. The ACAP area offers a variety of flora, fauna and bird life. A remarkable feature of this area is that inspite of the great heights of the surrounding peaks and ice walls; the valley floor is between 12000 to 14000 Ft. The trek starts from Nayapul, located at a distance of about 42 Kms. from the picturesque place of Pokhara.

The planned route is Pokhara/Birethanti-Thirkedhunga-Gorepani-Tadapani-Sinua-Deurali-ABC-Bamboo-Landruk-Phed/Pokhara. You will be confronted by dazzling views as you trek up through the last permanent settlements near the Machhapuchhare base camp. A nine day trek through some of the most spectacular mountainscape in fascinating Nepal provides for an unforgettable experience.

 Getting Here - Annapurna Region:
Pokhara is located 200 Kms. west of Kathmandu and can be reached by road in five to six Hrs. or by air in 30 Min. from the capital. For road travel there are a number of tourist buses available daily from Kathmandu and from Chitwan.
There is no shortage of tourist facilities to be found in and around Pokhara. The main center for tourists is at the side of the largest of the three lakes in the area, Phewa Tal. The suburbs of Lakeside and Damside both provide a wide range of accommodation and restaurants along with the usual variety of trekking and traveling agencies and suppliers of souvenirs and trekking equipment.

For those trekking in the eastern side of the Annapurna massif the most likely starting point will be Besishahar, the district headquarters of Lamjung district. Buses from Kathmandu, Pokhara and the Terai arrive and depart here on a regular daily basis. The bus trip from Kathmandu to Besishahar takes around four to five hours but, at this time, there are no tourist bus services available.
Most treks starting or ending in Pokhara will require the use of buses or hired cars to reach the trailheads. Specific details appear in the trek descriptions.

  • Arrive In Kathmandu

    Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Later in the day visit Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting . There's time to explore the city's many charms on your own too. In the evening delicious traditional Nepali well come dinner await for you. O/N in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu City Tour

    After breakfast, visit 2000 years stupa on a hillock at old Swayambhunath temple, offers breath-taking view of Kathmandu City. Followed by visit to Pasupatinath and Bouddhanath. After lunch visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan (Lalitpur) - which is the oldest of the three major cities in Kathmandu Valley - famous for its Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples, and watch local artisans working with wood, stones and metals. O/N in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara

    After an early breakfast drive to Pokhara (200 kms).The Pokhara Valley is not only a beautiful spot in Nepal but also a hub of adventure activities. Thanks to Pokhara's natural gems which include several prominent lakes, most notably Fewa Lake (Phewa Tal), the majestic Himalayas and the Annapurna Sanctuary.
    Time permitting visit World Peace Pagoda or try cycling around Begnas Lake, paragliding, white-water rafting, or going on a jungle safari in Chitwan National Park are all highlights of a holiday in Pokhara.
  • Pokhara - Tirkhe Dhunga (1577 Mtrs.)

    About 45 kms. drive from Pokhara via Naudanda, Kande, and Lumle village up to Nayapul. From where the trail descends steeply to Birethanti & follows the east bank of Bhurungdi Khola. and finally reaches to Tikhedhunga. Stay overnight at Tikhedhunga at a teahouse. Walking distance is 5 Hrs. The trail follows the main street of Birethanti, going through bamboo forests and past a large waterfall and natural swimming pool. Lunch will be served at Ramghai. After lunch climb steadily up the side of the valley , reaching Hile at 1495m near by Tirekhedhunga. O/N in Tirkhedhunga.
  • Tirkhe Dhunga - Ghorepani (2855 Mtrs.)

    After an early breakfast start for the trek to Ghorepani –(A place where Horses can drink Water). From Tirkhedhunga the trail crosses a stream on a suspension bridge andl ascends a steep stone staircase to the large Magar village Ulleri at 2070 Mtrs. The trail climbs gently through pastures and cultivated fields and pases through magnificent rhododendron and oak forest and bring you to a small camping site after about an hour. Crosses sparkling clear streams twice before making a short and final climb to Nangethanti - Nepali word (Rest House). The trail get covered with snow in winter. Trek for one hour to reach Ghorepani at 2850 Mtrs. for an overnight stay
  • Ghorepani - Poon hill – Tadapani

    Start early morning at 4 Hrs. to reach Poon Hill (3195 Mtrs.), the most famous vantage points in the Himalayas to get unobstructed views of snow clad peaks of Hiamalayas at sunrise. You can view Dhaulagir (8167 Mtrs.) and Manasli (8156 Mtrs.). Return to camp and time for breakfast. Ghorepani. Ghorepani is also used as a halting point for horses, mules and ponies ferrying load between Pokhra and Jomson. Later proceed for Tadapani (Far Water- Porters travel more than half an hour to fetch water to the village), which takes about 4 Hrs. of trekking. The trail passes through dense forests, green pastures offering magnificent mountain views. Overnight in Tadapani.
  • Tadapani - Chhomrung

    Breakfast served 7:30 AM. From Tadapani, the trails Dropping down rhododendron, oak forestes, one the way offers good views of white mountains trails to Chhomrung. It takes approx. 4 and ? an hours trek. Our lunch and dinner spot in Chhomrung. Chhomrung is a Gurung Village has evolved into two sprate parts. This is highest permanent settlement in the valley. There is a tremendous view of Annapurna South, which seems to tower above the village, and there are good views of Machhapuchhare (Machha "fish" and puchhare "tail") across the valley.
  • Chhomrung - Dovan

    Breakfast served in the morning. Start your journey to Dovan apporximately 8:00 AM. From Chhomrung the trail descends on a stone staircase and cross the Chhomrung khola. Climbing high above the Modi Khola on its west banks, the trails passes through forest of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. Climbing further on a rocky trail you reach at Sinuwa, 2250 Mtrs. The trails continues rhododendrons forest, climb Kuldi. From Kuldi, the trails descends a long steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests, then short distance on a muddy trail to Bamboo and time for Lunch. From Bamboo the trail climbs steeply through stands of bamboo, occasionally dropping slightly to cross the tributary streams, its take aproximately 1Hrs. trek to Dovan.
  • Dovan - Annapurna Base Camp

    From Dovan the trail is muddy and high above the river, but is no problem, for those who suffer vertigo, because thick stands of bamboo block the view of the rushing river and waterfall, then crosses a landslide and another avalanche track, to the Himalaya Hotel at 2680 Mtrs. Lunch spot in Himalaya Hotel. From Himalaya Hotel is about 1 hour walk first on a path referred to above for about 1 and 1/2 an hour and then climb on to the lateral moraine and down the other side on to the glacier. Walking up the bed of the glacier is safe and quite easy and the British Expedition Base Camp is reached after another 1 and 1/2 an Hrs. Base Camp is at 4,237 Mtrs.The trip is best done from the lower camp, carrying only lunch, and the best views are probably obtained from to the north. O/N in Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Annapurna Base Camp -Bamboo

    Being of the early morning wake up and climb to view point spot where you can see sunrise over the mountains. You will also visit near by ABC. The track remains on the west bank of the Modi, now flowing through a more open valley and eventually emerges into the Sanctuary. Straight ahead is the high lateral moraine. After the sunrise trip, return to our camp and time for breakfast. After breakfast you will return same way to Bamboo. O/N in Bamboo.
  • Bamboo- Chhomrung

    From Bamboo, the trail short distance is muddy, then descends a long steep stone staircase in to uphill through the Bamboo, the bamboo and rhododendrons forest to Kuldi, 2300 metres. The trail continue in rhododendrons forests down to Sinuwa, 2250 Mtrs.Your lunch spot in Sinuwa. After lunch trek to Chhomrung. From Sinuwa the trail is down hill till Modi Khola. After passes the river, the trail climb steep way approx. ? an hour Chhomrung. O/N in Chhomrung.
  • Chomrung - Landrung

    From Chhomrung the trail follow the down hill to Hot Spring through the village, terraced fields. The trails is very easy after Hot Spring till Nayapul where we've lunch. After luch cross the New Bridge and climbs to Landrung . O/N in Landrung.
  • Landrung- Dhampus

    From Landrung, It's an easy walk past fields, a school and some unusual ovalshaped houses and descends to Tolka a small settlement at 1710 metres, with several lodges along the trails. The trail emerges into the main Modi Khola Valley. The trails climb through forests alive with birds, fern and orchids in to a huge side canyon of the Modi Khola. After crossing a stream on a suspension bridge at 1690 Mtrs. the trails climbs Bichok (also known as Bheri Kharka).
    The trails climbs through forests to a clearing on the top of the hill at 2010 Mtrs., where there are views of mountains can be see from Deurali and break 1 Hrs. for lunch. From Deurali all way is downhill to Dhampus at 1580 Mtrs. It takes approx. 2 and 1/2 an hour. The trails down through Pothana pass a police cheek post. At Dhampus, you are rewards with great views of the mountains that continue to improve as you ascend along the ridge. .
  • Dhampus- Pokhara

    From Dhampus, all the way downhill through the village to Phedi. Starting at an elevation of 1580 Mtrs., in a village and then forests that is so overgrazed that is look like a manicured municipal park, the trail down steeply to the ridge at Phedi at 1080 Mtrs. It takes approx: 2 Hrs.treks, catch our vehicles and drive to Pokhara. Our lunch spot in Pokhara Hotel. After Lunch you are free as your own in Pokhara. O/N in Pokhara.
  • Pokhara City Tour

    After breakfast we've sightseeing around Pokhara valley. You're free in Pokhara Valley also called "Magic Land" or Dreamland" of Nepal, to explore the various interesting place like a boating in Fewa lake over looking the region of Annapurna Areas, David Falls, Mahendra Cave and some Temples.
    After lunch you're free as your own. O/N in Pokhara
  • Pokhara - Kathmandu

    After breakfast, drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Along the way you can enjoy with good scenery views. You'll be arrive at Kathmandu late afternoon. You're free in Kathmandu for shop and pick up some last minute souveniers or rest etc.
  • Departure

    After breakfast free for you until time to leave the international airport for your final destination.

TARIFF: Rs. 36,500/- Per Person
Payment option:
By Cheque / Demand Draft / Wire Trasnfer:
Bank Details

BanK:Union Bank Of INDIA, Kailash Colony, NEW DELHI -110075
Name: TRIPS N EVENTS
Account No.:335705010132926
IFSC Code: UBIN0535575
SWIFT Code: UBININBBNDL


INCLUDES


   ACCOMMODATION:
KATHMANDU: 3 star Hotel with breakfast.
ABC Trek: Tea Houses or Lodges or Tents

   MEALS:
Breakfast only: Pre & Post EBC trek stay in Kathmandu.
All meals (Veg / Non. Veg.) during trek from Day 3 till Day 14 Day 15 Breakfast only.

   TRANSPORT:
  • Meeting and assistance on arrival/departure by representative.
  • SUV or Coach for arrival and departure transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per itinerary including transfer of baggage in the same transport or separately depending on the size of group.
  • Kathmandu – Pokhra – Kathmandu
   PORTERS & GUIDE:
  • Service of an English speaking experienced trekking guide
    (The trekking guide will be provided in a ratio of 10 pax per guide basis. Porters to carry personal baggage. 01 porter for every 2 persons.)
ENTRANCE:
  • Entrance fees at the monuments at all places as per programme
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry fee.
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) fee



EXCLUDES



  • Personal expenses like laundry, communication, shopping and meals in Katmandu except welcome dinner and celebration party.
  • Tips for Guides and Porters or staffs.
  • International Flights
  • Insurance Premium
  • Rescue & Evecuation Services.
  • Anu additional cost due to unforeseen circumstances.

Note:

  • It's expected to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you don’t want to carry your backpack so you can give it to porter, but you have to inform us in advance and have to pay for it.

Dressing for any outdoor activity in the cold is all about layering. Preparing for your trek is exciting. At Himalayan Hikes, we provide you with the best possible experience while trekking. So it’s worth taking the time to bring the right gear so you make the most of it. Packing for a trek is almost as exciting as trekking because you know you’re heading off on an adventure!

   SOCKSS & JOCKS:  Have at least 4 - 5 Pairs of each to keep yourself healthy while on Hikes. (Depending on whether you have the chance to wash and dry clothes) Always wear TWO layers of socks – thin ‘inner’ and some thicker wool socks (it's worth spending the money on good socks). Thin socks move slightly inside the thicker socks, so there is much less chance of getting blisters on your feet as the friction between your feet and the boot is reducedThin liners are easy to wash and your thicker socks stay clean and smell-free for longer It’s warmer and a lot more comfortable!
   THERMAL WEARS:  Travel with two pairs of long thermal pants, a couple of short thermal tops and one or two long tops. Also, add a couple of t-shirts or specific trekking shirts you get from a gear shop (these are expensive and t-shirts are fine ).
Tip: Make sure you wash your new thermals a couple of times with fabric softener before you go so they're not itchy.
   FLEECE LAYER:  A pair of cheap fleece pants are great for wearing in the lodge. If it gets cold during the day, a pair of thermal pants under trekking pants is usually plenty to keep you warm so it’s very unlikely you’ll wear the fleece pants while walking. You need at least one fleece top as well. Lightweight fleece top and one thicker one – one for during the day and one for night. Outer layer: This is for extreme cold and bad weather. These things are very warm and make life far more pleasant once you start getting above 3000m or so. It is essential if you’re going much higher or trekking in the colder months.
   WATERPROOF JACKET & TREKKING PANTS:  Don’t trek in jeans!
By all means pack some waterproof shorts for trekking in the lower altitudes (also good when you’re washing). Trekking pants should be lightweight, comfortable, breathable and quick-drying. One lightweight pair and one mid-weight are fine. If it’s really cold, wear thermals under your pants. Waterproof pants are handy.
Tip:  A webbing belt might also be handy – you WILL lose weight when you’re trekking and your pants can fall down.
   FOOTWEAR:
Crocs / Floaters / Slippers: Ideal for wearing in the lodge or dining tent.
Trekking boots : Water proof hiking shoes are recommended.
Gaiters are something to consider if you’ll encounter deep snow or mud – they keep the stuff out of your boots and keep the bottom of your pants dry.
   HEAD GEAR
   SUNGLASSES with UV protection & wraparound to prevent light coming in from the side.
 SUNCREAM: Good quality sun cream (SPF 50+) is a must. Pop it next to the head of your figure. At night or on a cold day a comfortable beanie (warm hat) is important.
   BANDANA or SCARVES
   WATER BOTTLE:  At least 2 ltrs.
   BAGS WATERPROOF:  Carry a few – one for clean clothes, one for dirty and one for electronic gear or whatever.
    GARBAGE BAGS:  KEEP TREKS AND REGION CLEAN. PICK UP RUBBISH.
   ZIPLOC BAGS:  Snacks, spare batteries and other loose items.
   TOILETRIES:  Personal hygiene kit with a few medicines like pain killers (avoid codeine at altitude), ear plugs, bandaids or blister skins, lip balm (a must), Imodium (or similar) for diarrhea (best not to take these but you may need to!), hand sanitising gel, eye/ear drops plus the usual stuff you’d take on holidas.

   First Aid Kit: All our guides carry a first aid kit on every trek. It will include such items as bandages, plasters/band aids, tubigrip/support bandages, iodine, dressings, electrolyte solution for dehydration, ointment for insect bites. However if you know that you might need some additional kind of medication along the trip, ie a particular support for a weak joint or medication for a particular allergy etc; then please bring this with you.
If you have any medical history relevant to trekking please let us know. If you have extreme reactions to bee stings you should bring your own medical kit.

ACCESSORIES:

  • Spare laces
  • Multipurpose knife
  • Match Box / Lighters (2)
  • Torch with extra batteries and spare bulb or LED Torch.
  • Sleeping bag ( Personal)
  • Rucksack (65 ltrs)
  • Daypack, Haversack
  • Poncho – Rain gear
  • Ski Poles / Sticks
  • Ice Axe / Crampons – For trekking expeditions or snow bound treks.
  • Personal Mess tin.
  • Money Pouch or Belt

BOOKINGS & CANCELLATION:
Your booking is made with TORNA EXPEDITIONS TOURS N TRAVELS – NEW DELHI- 110075, INDIA.
BOOKING:
To book a tour: send the completed booking form together with a non-refundable deposit. (10 % of Invoice value on per person basis). The balance is due eight weeks prior to departure. No reminder will be sent, so if the balance is not paid by the due date we will regard the booking as cancelled.
CANCELLATION CHARGES:
  • 30 days before departure : NIL
  • 15 days before departure : 10%
  • 07-14 days before departure : 25%
  • 02- 07 days departure : 50%
  • Less than 2 day : 100%


PRICE:
Though the price is FIXED however, we reserve the right to increase the price of a holiday due to fuel costs, taxes or exchange rate changes.

GROUP SIZE:
A minimum number of bookings is set for scheduled group tours and if there are insufficient members or if we have to cancel your trip for any other reason a full refund will be given. If we cancel your tour we will advise you at least four weeks prior to the departure date.

SAFETY & SECURITY:
Our tours involve travel in remote, mountainous regions, at high altitudes, where amenities and medical facilities are few and far between. Every effort is made to ensure your safety and well being, but bookings are accepted on the understanding that you appreciate the risks and hazards associated with this sort of travel. TORNA EXPEDITIONS TOURS N TRAVELS, NEW DELHI, INDIA will not accept responsibility for accidents, injury, lack of fitness, carelessness, illness, negligence or lack of punctuality attributable to the customer. If you have any disability or illness, you must inform us at the time of booking the holiday so advice can be given on the suitability of the trip.

INSURANCE:
All trekkers or participants are responsible for arranging their own insurance which must cover medical expenses, injury, death, rescue, helicopter rescue (if appropriate), repatriation, cancellation and curtailment. Customers must provide TORNA EXPEDITIONS TOURS N TRAVELS with evidence of their insurance. We recommend you take out insurance at the time of booking and double check the small print to ensure it covers all activities you are involved in.

AIR FARE:
With regard to international & domestic flights: TORNA EXPEDITIONS TOURS N TRAVELS can book flights for customers but cannot however take responsibility for changes or alterations to any flights.

PERSONAL ITEMS:
Personal items and baggage remain at all times the responsibility of the customer. In addition responsibility must be accepted for any equipment loaned to you, and you must agree to pay for any loss or damage caused to this equipment while in your care.

IMMIGRATION & VISA:
You are responsible for arranging your passport, and any necessary visas and vaccination certificates. Please check with the relevant embassy for the latest requirements with regard to visas and vaccinations.

LIABILITY:
TORNA EXPEDITIONS TOURS N TRAVELS cannot be held responsible for; the consequences of any delays, expenses incurred or alterations caused by illness, weather, war, terrorism, political events, civil strife, strikes, natural disaster, technical difficulties or any event beyond our control.

ALTERATION OR AMENDMENTS:
The tour itinerary may have to be changed due to altered circumstances and conditions. We will make alternative arrangements as required but no refunds will be given for services which are not utilised as a result.

COMPLIANCE:
Due to the adventurous nature of the tours, all customers must at all times agree to comply with the decisions taken by the guide or the management.

COMPLAINTS:
If you should have a complaint about the tour, it must be made in writing by letter or email and received by TORNA EXPEDITIONS TOURS N TRAVELS within 14 days of the end of the tour.

LEGAL:
In the unlikely event of any sort of dispute arising, the jurisdiction of Delhi shall apply. If the dispute cannot be resolved directly between us within 6 weeks of written intimation of the dispute, both TORNA and our customer shall attempt to settle the dispute by an arbitrator. An arbitrator will be selected on mutually agreeable basis.

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